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Old 06-05-2014, 05:32 PM
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Your All Around Rifle and Cartridge Combination

I have always found this question to be interesting when it comes up. If you had to have one rifle and one cartridge combo what would it be? Game ranging from coyotes, whitetail, muleys, elk, bear, moose, and everything else in between. Your ranges are out to 800yds or so or wherever you feel comfortable with your combination. If you reload than your options are pretty much limitless, so the whole "can't go to Wal-Mart and get shells for" statement doesn't apply. If you don't reload than this statement does matter. This isn't just all long range hunting either, kind of like a survival situation where you're living off of your skills and equipment so close range under 200yd shots are possible while long range 600+ shots are equally encountered. So in all, whats your do all be all choice for rifle and cartridge combo that you have to rely on for all sorts of game from ranges point blank to where you feel comfortable. Looking forward to what everyone has to say!
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:47 PM
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Re: Your All Around Rifle and Cartridge Combination

its going to be my 30/06 shooting heavy high ballistic coefficient bullets 200-230grn. I'm very comfortable shooting it way out there... "beware of the man with one gun".
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:53 PM
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Re: Your All Around Rifle and Cartridge Combination

I forgot to mention my current setup TC Venture 24in 5r barrel 200gr.smks 53.7gr.imr 4350, 3.34 coal. 2660fps. 1/2moa to 700yrds (farthest I've been able to test)
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:13 PM
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Re: Your All Around Rifle and Cartridge Combination

What I use now. Howa 1500 30-06 with 165 grain SST's =P
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:45 PM
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Re: Your All Around Rifle and Cartridge Combination

In a true survival situation I would have to say my light little .308 with 2.5-10 scope. For a one gun hunt anything in North America I would pick my 7mm Rem Mag with te 4-16 capable of any shot from up close to way out there.

Honestly anything in the .270 Win, .280, .30-06 to 7mm Mag range should fit the bill.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:56 PM
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Re: Your All Around Rifle and Cartridge Combination

When you say bear. You are seriously changing the equation.
Especially considering the 1 and only 1 rifle. And the range needs to be reduced to 20'- say 700 y/m.
Your really looking at 2 rifles.

But even for small bears and all other game including fur bearers you will need at least 2 different loads.
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Old 06-05-2014, 08:02 PM
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Re: Your All Around Rifle and Cartridge Combination

Sorry I didn't make it clear, but you can have more than one load for your given rifle
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